Rouges silences - Alain Mazars

    Rouges silences - Alain Mazars

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    DVD with 4 films by Alain Mazars
    OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE MARCH 3, 2021

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    There's something extraordinarily personal about all of this. Extreme ambition, monstrous collages, an unusual and highly disconcerting obsession that doesn't let up for one minute, due in part to its diabolically relentless repetitions. It's what you might get if Eisenstein directed a Franco-Chinese re-make of Wild Strawberries in the suburbs of Paris.
    -Louis Skorecki, Libe?ration on Le Jardin des a?ges

    This is an astonishing film. First of all because of the rhythm of its images, its visual scansions, its rigorous framing, its lighting and the direction of its actors - it's a concentration of cinematic elements chosen for their efficacy. We're far from the overwhelming narrative efficiency of American cinema - Mazars demonstrates a genuinely professional efficacy that gives each shot its own dynamism and strength - the result of a fully realized original concept. The codes of the fantastic are simultaneously amplified and kept at arms length. Mazars achieves this by applying a humorous expressionistic technique, perhaps a first for the genre. Some extreme close-ups of flowers and insects recall the writings of Caillois; this is the first time that I've seen anything equivalent to his work in a cinematic context. There's a dual movement in this film: the restraint of individual shots contrasts with an overall impression of bulimia - a frenetic desire to film.This may be what we find so disturbing; it forces us to refocus our vision in a whole new way. The film acknowledges a lengthy heritage of process and narration,which becomes grist to its extremely personal mill.
    -Jean-Jacques Bernard on Rouges Silences

    FILMS
    ROUGES SILENCES 1978, 16mm, color, stereo, 53 mins
    LE JARDIN DES AGES 1982, 16mm & b/w, color, stereo, 31 mins
    VISAGES PERDUS 1983, 16mm, color, stereo, 13 mins
    ACTUS 1984, 16mm, color, stereo, 23 mins

    + 48 page booklet with texts by Fre?de?rique Devaux

    Product Details

    Data sheet

    Author(s)
    Alain Mazars
    Format
    DVD9 PAL Interzone • Stereo • Color & B/W • 16:9
    Original format
    16mm
    Year
    1978-1984
    Language(s)
    French
    Subtitles
    English
    Runtime
    120 min
    Publisher
    RE:VOIR
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